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Former Kinston Legislator Stephen LaRoque Sentented To Prison PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Thursday, 09 July 2015 04:59

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Two years after being convicted of using a federal grant to enrich himself and his family, former Kinston lawmaker Stephen LaRoque is heading to prison for his transgressions.

On Wednesday a District Court Judge sentenced the Republican to two years in prison. He will begin serving his sentence in August.

LaRoque pleaded guilty to taking federal tax dollars given to his nonprofit by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and spending it on things such as a Faberge egg.

He was also ordered to pay $300,000 in restitution.

His nonprofit, the Est Carolina Development Company, ws intended to help rural development efforts in North Carolina.

Candidate Filing Period Opens For Fall Municipal Election PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Tuesday, 07 July 2015 05:05

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) -Candidates for local office began filing the required paperwork Monday, the first day of the two-week filing period for North Carolina's fall municipal elections.

Voters in cities and towns will go to the polls to elect mayors, city council members, and board of education members.

Some municipalities will hold elections on October 6. Others will wait until November 3.

The complete calendar for the cycle can be found at ncsbe.gov.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 July 2015 05:07
State Democratic Party Launches "Blue Crew" Brigade To Challenge Republicans PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Monday, 06 July 2015 08:26

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - State Democrats have revved up their grassroots activism efforts with creation of a "Blue Crew" effort to "spread our message."

Following is the text of an Email pitch distributed under the signature of new party Executive Director Kimberly Reynolds.

We are excited to launch the Blue Crew that supports the NCDP and helps spread our message.

During this summer, we will create a grassroots movement never seen before in our state.  It’s true that Republicans have plenty of donors with deep pockets. But we have you—and supporters like you all over North Carolina—and that makes all the difference. Don’t wait, chip in as little as $5 a month today.

In 2016 we have key races on our ballot and it will take a lot of muscle from grassroots supporters like you.  We need help reaching as many voters as we can so we can stop the GOP.

By becoming a Blue Crew member, you have taken the first step to become politically active for the 2016 election.  Some of the different ways that our Blue Crew members contribute is by:

Donating as little as $5 a month
Spreading the word of our program
Networking with their Neighbors
Getting out the Vote
Spreading the NCDP Message
 Hosting a Coffee


So far, 163 supporters have stepped up to help us defeat the GOP in 2016.  Will you join them today?

Thank you for joining us.

Kimberly Reynolds,
Executive Director

Last Updated on Monday, 06 July 2015 08:27
State Board of Elections To Meet June 30 PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Friday, 26 June 2015 06:34

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The State Board of Elections will hold a public meeting Tuesday, June 30 by teleconference. The meeting will begin at 2 p.m.

The agenda:

-- approval of minutes

-- appointments to county boards of elections

-- executive director's report

Those wishing to participate should dial in at (646) 307-1706
(Access Code: 717-973-847)


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